INDIANAPOLIS – Several events are happening around Indianapolis as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
White River State Park is partnering with Gleaners Food Bank for the 14th year to collect non-perishable food items.
Anyone who brings in a canned food donation will get in free to an attraction of their choice at White River State Park including the Indianapolis Zoo, The IMAX Theater, The State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum and the NCAA Hall of Champions.
For the second year in a row, the zoo will challenge visitors to the Kubota Can Cram, stuffing the vehicle full of donations and then holding a contest to guess how many cans are inside.
Eskenazi health is offering free health screenings at Victory Field with a non-perishable food donation. Participants will also get two free tickets to Opening Day at Victory Field.
Admission to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum is free on the holiday and there are special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events as well.
The Indiana Historical Society is also offering free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art admission and parking are free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation is doing a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day presentation at Rhythm! Discovery Center.
There are also government and city closures in observance of the holiday.